Nice… over the weekend Gretsch announced the latest addition to its popular low-cost Electromatic line of guitars––the Double Cutaway G5122DC Hollow Body.
While I haven’t a clue what actual sales figures have been like for this line, I can tell you that my posts covering earlier Electromatic releases continue to get more hits per day than just about anything else I’ve written––except, perhaps, for Gibson’s 2007 Guitar of the Week program.
With the G5122DC, Gretsch brings a double cutaway design to their budget Electromatic series for the first time, and I have little doubt they’ll be a hit… heck, I’m already fantasizing about picking one up as a cheap (albeit twangier) alternative to my long lost ES-335. 🙁
The guitar features a laminated maple body finished in gloss urethane, laminated maple neck (24.56“ scale length,) rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets and neo-classic inlays, chrome-plated vintage style tuners, Adjusto-Matic bridge with rosewood base, a pair of chrome-covered dual-coil humbuckers, 3-way pickup switching, and Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Master Volume, and Master Tone controls.
The Electromatic Double Cutaway also sports an authentic Bigsby Licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece, and is currently being produced in both Black & Walnut finishes. List price is just $900.